Editor: Ian Head
Mechanisms and recent advances in biological control mediated through the potato rhizosphere
Article first published online: 12 JAN 2011
© 2011 LMDF-SME University of Rouen. FEMS Microbiology Ecology © 2011 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd
FEMS Microbiology Ecology
Volume 75, Issue 3, pages 351–364, March 2011
How to Cite
Diallo, S., Crépin, A., Barbey, C., Orange, N., Burini, J.-F. and Latour, X. (2011), Mechanisms and recent advances in biological control mediated through the potato rhizosphere. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 75: 351–364. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2010.01023.x
- Issue published online: 24 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 12 JAN 2011
- Accepted manuscript online: 25 NOV 2010 07:38AM EST
- Received 11 July 2010; revised 6 November 2010; accepted 16 November 2010., Final version published online 11 January 2011.
- biological control;
- Solanum tuberosum;
- mechanisms and strategies
Potato cultivation has a strategic role as a food source for the human population. Its promising future development relies on improving the control of the numerous microbial diseases that affect its growth. Numerous and recent studies on the potato rhizosphere, mycorrhizosphere and endorhiza reveal the presence of a diverse and dense microbial community. This microbial community constitutes a rich source for plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria and biocontrol agents. So far, the beneficial effects achieved are related to microbial siderophores, antibiotics, biosynthesis of surfactants and phytohormones, nutrient and spatial competition, mycoparasitism, induced systemic resistance, phage therapy, quorum quenching and construction of transgenic lines. Considering the crucial role for food and the diversity of mechanisms involved in growth promotion and microbial protection, potato constitutes a historical and accurate model in developing new biocontrol strategies.